BMX & Skateboarding Meet Politics?
My good friend Brian Tunney wrote an interesting feature on his personal site about Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s outspoken past on Skateboarding, BMX and Inline Skating.
Years ago I got a ticket for riding my bike in a “posted no bicycling area” in Long Beach, California. For some reason said ticket qualified as a traffic ticket, and was posted on my driving record causing my insurance to increase. While I think her policies are likely more directed toward the destruction of public property, I still don’t agree with it. Does she ticket the kids playing softball in the neighborhood? They break windows. Kids playing street hockey? They hit cars with their puck/balls all the time. But skateboarders/BMXers are hooligans, right? The choice is yours. On the other hand, if this means they are going to start handing out tickets to rollerbladers on the beach, maybe I need to rethink my position.
The images above were part of the “No” Photo Series on jaredsouney.com in 1999.